Mumbai, September 8: Heavy rainfall is expected to continue in parts of Maharashtra over the coming days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. According to a tweet by ANI, Gadchiroli has been facing a flood-like situation following heavy rainfall in the region. Meanwhile, Kolhapur District Information Office informed that around 765 people from 347 families have been shifted from villages of Shirol and Karvir towns of Kolhapur to safer places as a precautionary measure after increased rainfall in the area. Mumbai Rains: Heavy Rainfall to Lash City on September 8 and 9, IMD Issues Alert.
According to a weather bulletin, extremely heavy rainfall is likely to hit the central and southern parts of the country on Saturday. In the wake of the current weather conditions, the IMD as issued a red alert for parts of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana. The active rain activity has given heavy to very heavy rains in many parts of Konkan and Goa and Vidarbha during the last 24 hours.
The IMD in its forecast said, "Heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over Vidarbha, Madhya Maharashtra and Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha and Gujarat State". "Extremely heavy rains” are also likely at over Goa, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Karnataka and Kerala", it added.
Here's the Tweet:
Maharashtra: Gadchiroli faces a flood-like situation following heavy rainfall. pic.twitter.com/nP7TyPrATt
— ANI (@ANI) September 8, 2019
According to details by private agency Skymet Weather, parts of Maharashtra have recorded more than 100 mm rain in just 24 hours. It added saying that Pune and Mumbai will receive heavy rainfall for the next couple of days. The weather agency informed that in a span of 24 hours on Saturday, Gondia has recorded 208 mm of rainfall, followed by Vengurla 159 mm, Dahanu 146 mm, Mahabaleshwar 147 mm, Alibaug 127 mm and Mumbai 119 mm.